Jul 22, 2011 6:30pm EDT
john boehner and president obama. it was believed they forged a partnership, but jon karl is in washington, and the speaker fired off a letter just before we came on the air tonight.t. >> reporter: that's right. the speaker and the president were on the veshlg of a histori deal that would have cult spending by $3.5 trillion, dealt with the debt crisis and raised the debt ceiling. now, the speaker fired off this letter, saying the deal, the talks are over. he says it has become evident that the white house is simply not serious about ending the spending binge. in the end, the speaker writes, we could not connect. i'm told this broke down over a disagreement over how much to raise tax revenues. >> and jon, the president said he was going to fire back, too, here's what the president just said, we'll get your reaction here. >> we have run out of time and they are going to have to explain to me how it is that we are going to avoid default. and they can come up with any plans that they want and bring them up here and we will work on them. the only bottom line that i have is that we ha
Jul 21, 2011 5:30pm PDT
before -- why not send your children to public school? here's abc's jon karl tonight. >> reporter: newly elected mayor rahm emanuel's famously hot temper was on display with an interview in chicago when he refused to answer a question about where his kids will go to school. >> mary ann, let me break the news to you. my children are not in a public position. the mayor is. and as long as i'm -- >> you don't think it will be news where they go to school? >> no, i think you will do that. but let me be -- you need to understand. you are asking me a value statement, not a policy. no, you have to appreciate this. my children are not an instrument of me being mayor. my children are my children. >> reporter: political leaders, of course, have a right to family privacy just like everyone else. but the "where do your kids go to school" question is not a new one. last year, president obama was asked if his daughters would get as good an education in a d.c. public school as they do in private school. >> i'll be blunt with you. the answer is no right now. the d.c. public school systems are struggling.